curriculum vitae

education             

MFA, Queens College at The City University of New York, Queens NY (Graduate Award)

BFA, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City MO (Painting/Printmaking)

BA, College of Journalism at University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE (Art/Psychology/Advertising)

 

professional appointment

2019+
Visiting Assistant Professor, Visual Media Arts Department, Grand Valley State University, Allendale MI            
2017-2019 
Adjunct Instructor, Visual Media Arts Department, Grand Valley State University, Allendale MI
2015-2016
Adjunct Instructor, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids MI
2008-2011 
Instructor, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids MI    
2008-2011  
Instructor, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids MI
1997-1999 
Instructor, Studio in a School, New York NY 
1996-1999   
Instructor, Doing Art Together, New York NY
1994
Teaching Assistant, City University of New York, Queens NY; Professors Bob Bermilin, Cynthia Carlson, and Maureen Connor

 

professional experience

2011-2019    
Annual Exhibitions Designer, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park Grand Rapids, MI; Assisted in the development, planning, and implementation of FMGSP’s Annual Exhibitions
1997-2005
Principle, Nollette Studio, Brooklyn, NY; Furniture design and manufacturing studio that produced short run and custom furniture
1994-1998    
Press Operator, Soho Letterpress, New York, NY
; A boutique printer of specialty invites, announcements, corporate identity and artist books

 

relevant experience

2001+
Parent of two compassionate, intelligent humans

 

lecturer/critic

2019
Artist Talk “In Praise of Grids”, Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids MI
2018
Artist Talk “In Praise of Grids”, Women’s City Club, Grand Rapids MI
2016
Artist Talk “Honorable Ordinaries”, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids MI
2016
Senior Critique, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids MI
2015
Artist Lecture and Critique, Calvin College, Grand Rapids MI
2012/2015
Artist Lecture and Critique, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids MI
2014
Panelist, Avenue for the Arts’ First Fridays, Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids MI
2013/2014
Artist Demonstration, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park, Grand Rapids MI
2009
Artist Talk “Current Work”, Northern Trust Bank’s For Arts’ Sake, Grand Rapid MI
2009
Artist Lecture and Workshop, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids MI
2008
Artist Workshop, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids MI
2006
Artist Lecture and Workshop, School of Visual Arts, New York NY

 

honor/residency

2021
Thread Artist Residency, a project of The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Senegal, West Africa
2018
Finalist, Greater Des Moines Public Art Foundation, Full wrap for a large transit bus, Des Moines IA
2016
Marble House Artist Residency, Dorset VT
2011
Honorable Mention, 25th International Juried Art Show, Summit NJ (Juror: Joan Young, Associate Curator Contemporary Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum)
1996
Alternate, Marie Walsh Sharpe Art Foundation Studio Award, New York NY
1995
Graduate Award, Queens College at the City University of New York, Queens NY
1994
Honorable Mention, 12th Annual National Small Works Exhibition, Schoharie County Arts Council, Cobleskill NY (Juror: Jerry Salt)
1986
Margaret K. Debord Scholarship, University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE
1985
Sue Wilson Scholarship, University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE
1984
Hazel V. Emely Scholarship, University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE
1983
Luther Drake Scholarship, University of Nebraska, Lincoln NE

 

curator/juror

2020
Curator, code ORANGE, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids MI
2017/2018/2020
Juror, The Marble House Project, Visual Artists’ Residency, Dorset VT
2019
Juror, Semester Portfolio Review, Grand Valley State University, Allendale MI
2018
Curator, Gilding the Pussy, Project 337, Grand Rapids MI
2009–2013
Member of Curatorial Board, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids MI
2011
Juror, Distinguished Alumni Awards, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids MI
2011
Curator, (a)wake, The Cornerstone Building, Grand Rapids MI
2010/2012
Juror, Scholastic’s Art Awards Regional Exhibition, Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids MI

 

collection

Detroit Institute of the Arts, Detroit MI

MGM Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas NV

jill Group, Tilton NH

Yves St. Laurent, New York NY

Private Collections

 

registry/gallery

The Drawing Center, New York, NY

The Sketchbook Project, Brooklyn, NY

 

solo exhibition

2016
Honorable Ordinaries, Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids MI
2009
Untitled (flesh), Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids MI
1995
Made Especially for You, Paul Klapper Gallery, Queens College at The City University of New York, Queens NY
1993
Peep Show, Paul Klapper Gallery, Queens College at The City University of New York, Queens NY

 

select group exhibition

2020
Works on Paper (juried), Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts, Loveladies NJ
between/among/within (juried), Lowell Arts, Lowell MI
Manufacturered Naratives (juried), Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids MI
2019
Introverted and OCD (invitational), Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids MI
91st Michigan Contemporary Art Exhibition (juried), Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon MI
Endless Possibilities, GVSU Visual and Media Arts Faculty, NOMAD Gallery, Grand Rapids MI
2018
Exigent, Divisible Gallery, Dayton OH
Slightly Obsessive, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids MI
2017
95th Annual All-Media Exhibition, The Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor MI
Perception & Intention, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids MI
Post-Election, September Gallery, Hudson NY
Gilding the Pussy, Project Space 337, Grand Rapids MI
2016
Inked, Pressed, Cut & Sewn (invitational), Calvin College, Grand Rapids MI
sELECTED Works, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids MI
At Home and Further Afield (invitational), SiTE:LAB, Grand Rapids MI
Slightly Obsessive, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas MI
2015
Governors Island Art Fair (juried), New York NY [catalogue]
Toast, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas MI
Loosely Bound (juried), 106 Gallery, Calvin College, Grand Rapid MI
2014
Slightly Obsessive, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas MI
Even/End, CultureWorks (invitational), Holland MI
Out of the Polar Vortex, LaFontsee Galleries, Grand Rapids MI
2013
The Not Yet (invitational), SiTE:LAB Grand Rapids MI
Slightly Obsessive, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas MI
2012
From Lausanne to Beijing (juried), The 7th International Fiber Art Biennale Exhibition Beijing, China [catalogue]
Working Toward Invisible, Marygrove College Art Gallery, Detroit MI
Formative Process (invitational), Calvin College, Grand Rapids MI
The Power of Pattern, LaFontsee Galleries, Douglas MI
Broad Without Walls (juried), Michigan State University, East Lansing MI
Acts of Recognition (invitational), Kendall College of Art & Design, Grand Rapids MI
2011
West Michigan Area Show (juried), Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo MI
(a)wake (invitational), The Cornerstone Building, Grand Rapids MI
Associations (invitational), Urban Institute of Contemporary Arts, Grand Rapids MI
25th International Juried Art Show (juried), Visual Arts Center of New Jersey,
Summit NJ
2010
Drawing in the Expanded Field (juried), Colorado State University, Fort Collins CO [catalogue]
Governors Island Art Fair (juried), Governors Island, New York NY
Michigan—Land of Riches (invitational), SiTE:LAB, Grand Rapids MI
West Michigan Area Show (juried), Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo MI
2009
The Sketchbook Project (juried), Art House Gallery, Atlanta GA
ArtPrize at Tanglefoot (invitational), Tanglefoot Studios, Grand Rapids MI
2008
 All Area/All Media Statewide Exhibition (juried), ArtCenter, Traverse City MI
2007
Design Trust for Public Space Art & Design Auction (juried), Milk Gallery, New York NY
Brooklyn Designs (juried), St. Ann’s Warehouse, Brooklyn NY
1994
Art Competition (juried), The Strouse-Adler Smoothie Foundation Building, New Haven CT
12th Annual National Small Works Exhibition (juried), Schoharie County Arts Council, Cobleskill NY
New Directions ’94: Women 30, Men 17 (juried), Dutchess County Art /Barrett House Galleries, Poughkeepsie NY

 

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